To add a text field that can contain up to 255 characters, choose Short Text Field




After saving the field, a free text field is created that allows you store any sample information.





For short text fields the following field options are supported


  • Required field – check this option to make data entry required prior storing a sample
  • Validate input - set criteria for input when entering data in a field
  • Note field – information for end-user displayed in tooltip balloon
  • Default value – default value in field when adding a new sample


Short text fields also support links. If entered text in this field includes a web address such as http://www.elabjournal.com or www.elabinventory.com an active link will automatically be created.


Input Validation

Use Validate input to validate data input prior storing a sample.




Choose one of the following validation criteria:

    • Text Contains - one or more characters that need to be included in the entered value or data
    • Text Starts With - one or more characters the value must begin with
    • Text Ends With - one or more characters the value must end with
    • Regular Expression - custom regular expression validations. Find some examples here